What are stem cells?

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What are stem cells?

Stem cells are the primordial cells in the human body. The first stem cells occur inside a developing embryo and are totipotent, meaning that they care capable of differentiating into every cell type in the body! that is, these stem cells divide and give rise to (differentiate) to the large variety of specific cell types in the body that develop into unique organs. In another words, the divide and differentiate to construct the entire human body.

What's the fuss about stem cells?

Many of the currently incurable diseases that are prevalent in the world are associated with the aging process and processes of disease that are not well understood. In mosdt cases, they are caused by the degeneration of specific cell types in the body. Among the many disorders of example include diabetes, heart disease (infarction, cardiomyopathy, etc), cancer, neurodegenerative diseases (multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, among others) and so on.

What is stem cell therapy?

Stem cells have the potential to repair and replace damaged or lost cells in various organs of the body. Although controversial in the U.S., many countries are thriving in medical tourism from patients who are willing to undergo this type of therapy TOMORROW! Stem cell therapy for acquired diseases is called regenerative medicine and provides much promise for the treatment of what was previously regarded as incurable diseases.

Do your research and read carefully and discuss these 'promises' from stem cell therapists with your doctors before you fly off somewhere to get stem cell therapy!

 

 

Reference:
Stem Cell Therapy, Stem cells and Your Health

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Buffalo Phlebologist